Little Lost Bird


This sweet wee baby bird was found on the ground just outside of Victoria Road Animal Hospital.  The kind people who work at the clinic did their best to find it’s nest but unfortunately they were unsuccessful.  For a few days  they took great care of the little guy by giving him a box and towel nest and feeding him through a syringe every 30 minutes or so.  The team tried to find a refuge nearby to bring the starling to be nursed through his terrible ordeal and then to be released back to his natural environment.  Unfortunately every refuge is brimming with animals in need.  The closest facility that was able to take him in was an hour and a half away near Jarvis Ontario and the Great Lake Eerie!  Everyone was too busy at the clinic to take the bird and so Mrs. Muller offered to go.  It was quite a road trip for the little guy having to stop every 20 minutes or so to be fed.   He is now in the caring hands of the people at The Hobbitsee Wildlife Refuge.  We are hoping to hear about how is doing soon!


We have been learning about all the ways  that make a family …a family!  It’s important to know that everyone is different and different is AWESOME!  We enjoyed listening to Who’s In MY Family a story that describes all kinds of families.  Who’s in YOUR family?

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Work, excitement, more work, team work, and a long list of activities is what our Fall has been all about!  These photos highlight just a few of our Fall events in Grade 3/4.  I’m so proud of each and everyone of you!  Let’s keep striving to reach all of our goals!  Only 3 full months left to go!  I know you all can succeed!

Week 5 Blogging Challenge

An important part of blogging as part of a global community is learning more about each others’ culture.  Food is often one of the first things you notice when visiting another country.

This week we’re going to learn more about each others’ culture by sharing stories about food popular in our country or asking other participants questions about food in their country.

Visit Inside Scoops Taco Tuesday post to learn what their students eat for lunch.  Leave a comment on Taco Tuesday post to let them know what we eat for school lunches here at SIB or write a post to share what school lunches are like where we live.


Autumn Art

IMG_3523 IMG_3524 IMG_3525 IMG_3526IMG_3546We recently went on an autumn walk and discovered inspiration in the beauty of the sights, sounds, and smells of fall.  The sky was bright and the air a bit nippy.  After we returned to school we created these wonderful masterpieces.  Next week we will be blogging about how to make your own works of art!

The Year of Billy Miller GRA


The Global Read Aloud We are so excited to begin The Global Read Aloud. We are reading “The Year of Billy Miller” by Kevin Henkes!


After reading Chapter One and gathering more information about who Billy is we made predictions about the story. Our predictions had to be based on something that has already happened in the book to support our ideas.


After finishing Part 1 “Teacher” we worked in groups to answer this question. “How did Billy’s relationship with Ms. Silver change from the beginning to the end of part 1. Use your own ideas and proof from the text to support your answer.”


We practised “Good Answers” by following the RAP outline. When everyone was finished we used green and blue dot stickers to mark where groups had their own ideas and proof from the text in their answers. Then we choose the answer we thought was the best!

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